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Right to Interpretation and Translation (Measure A) (10 Entries)

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CASE DATE:
Monday, 17 Nov 2014
STATE:
Romania
OUTCOME:
Not a judgment.
SUBJECT MATTER:

Right to a fair hearing. Right to the assistance of an interpreter.


  • DETAIL:

    The applicant alleges that he did not benefit from the assistance of an interpreter or a lawyer when his initial statement was taken inside the police station and that this statement was subsequently used by the courts as grounds for his conviction, hence breaching his right to a fair trial.


    COURT:
    ECHR
    ARTICLE:
    6.1, 6.3

CASE DATE:
Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014
STATE:
Turkey
OUTCOME:
Violation of article 6.3(e) and 6.1.
SUBJECT MATTER:

Right to a fair hearing. Presumption of innocence. Right to interpretation and translation.



CASE DATE:
Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014
STATE:
Cyprus
OUTCOME:
Application inadmissible.
SUBJECT MATTER:

Right to a fair hearing. Right to the assistance of an interpreter. Effective remedies. Discrimination. Prompt and impartial investigation into violations of Articles 2 and 3. Positive obligations.



CASE DATE:
Monday, 7 Jul 2014
STATE:
Poland
OUTCOME:
Not a judgment.
SUBJECT MATTER:

Interpreter and defence rights. Proceedings before the penitentiary commission. Free legal assistance.


  • DETAIL:

    The applicant alleges he was not afforded adequate time and facilities to prepare his defence, as required by Article 6 § 3 (b), that he was not afforded free legal assistance, within the meaning of Article 6 § 3 (c), and that he was not afforded the free assistance of an interpreter, within the meaning of Article 6 § 3 (e).


    COURT:
    ECHR
    ARTICLE:
    3, 6.3, 8, 13

CASE DATE:
Monday, 16 Jun 2014
STATE:
Slovenia
OUTCOME:
Communicated case; questions to the parties.
SUBJECT MATTER:

Right to be promptly informed of the reasons for his or her arrest and detention in a language he or she understands.


  • DETAIL:

    The applicant complains that he was not promptly informed, in a language he could understand, of the reasons for his arrest and the charges against him, and that the interpretation and translation of the relevant documents into Russian, instead of Lithuanian, his native language, prevented him from participating effectively in the ensuing criminal trial.


    COURT:
    ECHR
    ARTICLE:
    5.2, 6.1, 6.3

CASE DATE:
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
STATE:
Romania
OUTCOME:
Decision; inadmissible
SUBJECT MATTER:

Right to a fair hearing. Right to the assistance of an interpreter.


  • DETAIL:

    The applicant alleged among others that the infringement of his right to the free assistance of an interpreter on the ground that the interpreters who had assisted him before the Satu Mare County Court were not court-certified, spoke the Slovak language and had provided an inadequate service. He also alleged that he had not received any documents translated into the Czech language.


    COURT:
    ECHR
    ARTICLE:
    6.1, 6.2, 6.3

CASE DATE:
Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014
STATE:
Russia
OUTCOME:
Decision; inadmissible.
SUBJECT MATTER:

Right to a fair hearing. Right to the assistance of an interpreter.


  • DETAIL:

    The applicant alleged that his command of Russian was insufficient to enable him to fully understand the accusation against him and to state his case at the trial, and that therefore the authorities’ refusals of his numerous requests to be provided with an interpreter and for the relevant documents to be translated from Russian into Avarian, his mother tongue, were in breach of the Convention.


    COURT:
    ECHR
    ARTICLE:
    6.1, 6.2, 6.3

CASE DATE:
Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013
STATE:
Russia
OUTCOME:
Violation of Articles 3, 5, 34
SUBJECT MATTER:

Prohibition of torture. Expulsion. Right to liberty and security. Expulsion. Prompt information. Review of lawfulness of detention. Individual applications. Hinder the exercise of the right of petition. Just satisfaction-{general}.



CASE DATE:
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
STATE:
Moldova
OUTCOME:
Violation of Articles 3 and 6
SUBJECT MATTER:

Obtain attendance of witnesses. Prohibition of torture. Degrading punishment. Inhuman punishment. Right to a fair trial. Rights of defence



CASE DATE:
Tuesday, 5 Jan 2010
STATE:
Sweden
OUTCOME:
Inadmissible
SUBJECT MATTER:

Free assistance of interpreter


  • DETAIL:

    Absence of an authorised interpreter at the applicant’s initial questioning by a customs officer who had a command of the foreign language concerned.


    COURT:
    ECHR
    ARTICLE:
    6

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